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Darien Lake
9993 Alleghany Rd, Darien Center, NY
(585) 599-4641
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Roller Coaster Photos
Boomerang Coast to Coaster
Hoot n Holler
Mind Eraser
Ride of Steel
Tantrum (new for 2018, need photos)

Other Ride Photos
Bear Valley Bummer Buggys
Corn Popper
Giant Wheel
Grande Carousel
Grizzly Run
Heave Ho
Hornet's Nest
Moose on the Loose
Raging Seas
Rolling Thunder
Shipwreck Falls
Silver Bullet
Thunder Rapids
Tin Lizzy's

TPR Trip Reports
Theme Park Review's 2008 Behemoth Bash Tour
Summer 2003 Photos

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
July 13, 2014 by SbSteveZ
April 20th, 2013 by Tanks4me05
July 9th, 2011 by Darien Laker
August 3rd, 2008 by natatomic
August 3rd, 2008 by Hhappy
August 5th, 2007 by Niiicolaaah
July 1st, 2007 by odene497
May 25th, 2006 by shesaidboom

Ride of Steel is by far the best coaster in the park. Tantrum (Gerstlauer Eurofighter) became the first new coaster since Motocoaster. Other than that the coasters are average.

However, the park has a good selection of flat rides, as well as water rides that are soakers. Silver Bullet, Sleigh Ride, and Rodeo Roundup are worth riding if you have time. One of the best attractions at Darien Lake is the Fascination Parlor, one of only three remaining in the US. Fascination was a very popular game in the golden age of amusement parks, and the air conditioning in the Fascination Parlor and addictive nature of the game are irresistible on a hot day.
Two Subway locations can be found in the park. Beaver Brothers Lakeside Cafe is the largest eatery, serving breakfast in the morning and burgers, salads, and finger foods throughout the day. Pizza, pasta, chicken, hot dogs, sausage, and tacos can also be found at the park. One unqiue place to snack is Captain Frye's, where you can get fried onion rings, cheese sticks, or mushrooms.
Operating Season
The park generally opens in mid-May a couple of days each week before daily operations start in late-June and continue through Labor Day. Weekend operations extend the season into mid-October.
Access & Location
Exit 48A off New York State Thruway (I-90) and travel six miles south on Route 77 to 9993 Allegheny Road, Darien Center, NY 14040.
Nearby Lodging
Darien Lake has multiple options on site: Lodge at the Lake, cabins for rent, RV hook-ups, and traditional camping. Info can be found on the park's website.
Virtual Queue Options
Not available
Ignite the Night is a nightly laser show. American Rock is the park's music show occurring in the Grand Theater. The park is also home to a summer concert series featuring a mix of current and classic artists
Ride of Steel Roller Coaster POV

Shane Amusement Attic - 1981 Promo Material
Mark's Postcard Paradise

Park Maps
2008 Park Map
2006 Park Map
2004 Park Map
1997 Park Map
1996 Park Map
1988 Park Map

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